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The Ancient Raj

$$ - $$$
Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European, Bangladeshi
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157 High Street, Staines, England
+44 1784 456987
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Staines, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A wonderful local restaurant with an authentic taste of India. The many and varied dishes available should cater to all tastes and the prices are very reasonable. The ambiance of the restaurant is modern but still retains a 'cosy' feel. The staff are very knowledgeable about the dishes available and will guide you to making a choice that is suitable... More 

1 Thank U1939BFmariac
Staines, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for a family birthday and we were the only people in the restaurant at 7pm on a Tuesday evening. The food took well over an hour to arrive however they seemed to be prioritising deliveries as I saw staff walking out constantly with takeaway food. When the food arrived it really was disappointing and I really didn't enjoy the... More 

Thank Akash95
Leicester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

I think our waiter was called 'babs' or something I didn't catch his name properly but he provided a wonderful service, very polite and helpful. Food was also very tasty and priced well.

Thank ranvia
Hessle, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

The waiter was friendly and the service was good. The food though was excellent with good quality meat and fresh ingredients throughout. My only critique is the prices are high, especially the beer but other than that faultless really.

1 Thank Paul R
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed dining out in a Indian restaurant after some time , fantastic meal and wonderful service. Will differently recommend The ancient raj, if is Staines it's a must try.

Thank mhusdain82
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We've now been there twice and have has excellent food and excellent service. The food was amazing! It's not cheap, but definitely worth it. They welcomed from the door, and as it was raining when we arrived, they had an umbrella stand and also reminded us to take it as we left (we would definitely have forgotten!). The staff were... More 

2 Thank KathrynThorp
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

So we turned up 3 of us at 9.30. The restaurant was empty. Was seated by a miserable waiter and then asked us for our drinks order. We ordered 2 bottles of cobra but was given draught beer because the fridges were apparently not that cold. We ordered poppadoms & dips which were nice. We ordered our meal which took... More 

Thank Hopkinshuff
Ashford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Ordered take away tonight from justeat , best one ever ordered! Food was amazing! 5* will definitely be returning and visiting restaurant

2 Thank Emmarsr123
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

I was amazed by this place, from the welcome I received at the door to the staff recommending what I should have. I was wanting a Chinese and stumbled onto this gem of a place. Highly recommended it. Ok so my food I had chicken pakwan and cheese and garlic naan. Pure and simple it was awesome great tasting awesome... More 

2 Thank John K
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Eat in or take away this restaurant has some wonderful dishes, a great vegetarian selection and the staff are very nice.

3 Thank firedoll79

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European, Bangladeshi
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 157 High Street, Staines, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Staines
  • Phone Number: +44 1784 456987

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?